Sankofa International, Inc. (Sankofa) Launches National Scholarship Program To Assist Ghanaians Living In Ghana – West Africa

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On May 20, 2010, Sankofa International, Inc. (Sankofa), based in Washington, D.C., and Sankofa International Youth Ghana, based in Ghana, launched a comprehensive National Scholarship Program (Program) to assist all Ghanaians living in Ghana. Under the Program, Ghanaians have the opportunity to register for and win full scholarships at the junior high, senior high, vocational, technical, and tertiary levels. The scholarships include school fees, books, accommodations, and pocket money. The registration fee is 30 Ghana Cedis. The plan is to award scholarships, through registration, three cycle times each year. One scholarship is guaranteed duiring each registration cycle. However, multiple scholarships may be awarded during a registration cycle based on the number of registrants. The first scholarship(s) will be awarded in May-June, 2011.

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October 3-10, 2010, Sankofa will conduct a National Promotional Tour traveling to most Regions to hand out flyers, answer questions, conduct regional radio interviews, and more. January – April, 2011, Sankofa will conduct a National Registration Tour, again travelling to most Regions so people can register for the opportunity to win a scholarship. The registration dates, times, and locations will be finalized soon and will be printed in national newspapers and aired on national television and regional radio. For details on the official rules, tours, and other pertinent Program information, visit

In Ghana, the contact telephone numbers are: 024 0299137 or 026 2668637. The email address is: sankofayouthghana(at)sankofaintl(dot)org

Sankofa has been awarding full scholarships in Ghana since 2002. However, for administrative reasons, the scholarship recipients have been limited to the Ashanti and Greater Accra Regions. Under the new Program, scholarships can be awarded nation-wide.

Sankofa’s mission is to enhance the quality of life of Africans living in Africa, especially those living in rural areas, and it has been doing so since 1993. To accomplish this, Sankofa provides a consistent and organized foundation, along with the technical guidance and assistance needed so that problem areas can be addressed effectively and efficiently at the grass roots level. Short to mid-term, the expected outcome is continued growth and development to help ease everyday suffering of the people. Long-term, the expected outcome is the creation of communities and people who are self-sustaining.

Sankofa is a 501c(3) public charity.

Richard C. Willis, President and Chief Executive Officer
Yaw Fobi Agyapong, Treasurer
Everett W. Hackney, Secretary

P.O. Box 27174
Washington, D.C. 20038


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